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Congratulations to NFS Fellowship Awardees!

posted: Thu Apr 05 2018 10:49:40

Please congratulate Orion Staples and Emigdio Turner, CCB students who have obtained prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship awards from the National Science Foundation.  Nationwide, 12,000 students applied for ~2,000 of the awards, which recognize outstanding students in STEM fields by funding three years of graduate study.

Orion Staples
        Orion Staples obtained his B.S. Chemistry from UNM in 2017, conducting undergraduate research with Professors Rick Kemp and Tim Boyle and colleagues at Sandia National Laboratory, as well as researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he is presently works with Dr. Andrew Sutton; he is coauthor on a recently published paper in Inorganic Chemistry, “Synthesis and Characterization of Structurally Diverse Alkaline Earth Salen Compounds for Subterranean Fluid Flow Monitoring”, Inorg. Chem., 2018, 57 (5), pp 2402–2415.  He plans to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania this autumn.

Emigdio Turner
        Emigdio Turner graduated in 2014 from James Madison University, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. under the direction of Professor Jeffrey Rack at UNM. Turner’s research proposal to the NSF described the development of optical methods to monitor spin conversion mechanisms in molecular materials and nanostructures through time resolved magneto-optical measurements. Prior to entering our program in 2016, Emigdio participated in a one year internship through the NIH-PREP program at Virginia Commonwealth University that resulted in a publication in Reactive and Functional Polymers "Mechanically robust, photopatternable conductive hydrogel composites" .Reactive and Functional Polymers.2017, 120, pp 66-73.

            Well done, Orion and Emigdio!